Six killed, 2 suspects arrested in Canada mosque shooting

Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, police said.

Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers.

It was reported that one suspect was arrested at the scene and another was arrested nearby.

Police do not believe there are other suspects at large.

The Canadian authorities are treating the shooting as a terror attack.

“We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country.”

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard also referred to the shooting as a terrorist attack.

The dead were aged between about 35 and 70 years old, police spokeswoman, Christine Coulombe said.

Some of those injured were in a serious condition, she added.

 

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